Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. He usually sees between 2- 4 movies each week in the theatre. Keith's passion of film extends to different film festivals including the Toronto Film Festivals. Outside of films Keith is also a big sports enthusiast and can be found cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKSKeith can be heard on a variety of radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews and we are very happy to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website wittywhittier.com
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Michelle Obama Inspires the Nation’s Capital

Michelle Obama Inspires the Nation’s Capital

She is one of the most beloved US First Lady’s of all time and after seeing her speak in person I can understand why. (Not I like I needed reminding) Michelle Obama was never just the ‘wife’ of Barack Obama. While he was the 44th President, she could be referred to as 44.5. This past [...]

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5 movie reviews for your weekend watching

5 movie reviews for your weekend watching

Lucky Day Synopsis: Red, a safe cracker who has just been released from prison, is trying to hold his family together as his past catches up with him in the form of Luc, a psychopathic contract killer who's seeking revenge for the death of his brother. Stars: Luke Bracey, Nina Dobrev, Crispin [...]

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Movie Review: El Camino

Movie Review: El Camino

Synopsis:After escaping Jack and his gang, Jesse Pinkman goes on the run from the police and tries to escape his own inner turmoil. Stars:Aaron Paul Director:Vince Gilligan

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Film Review: Joker

Film Review: Joker

Joker Synopsis: A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society. Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro Director: Todd Phillips

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The Toronto International Film Festival delivers again

The Toronto International Film Festival delivers again

Photo: JoJo Rabbit (credit: TIFF) The 44th Toronto International Film Festival is in the books and my withdrawal has settled in. It is somewhat challenging going from watching five movies a day to three to four a week. The festival has something for everyone. Whether you want to see stars, network, [...]

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Behind the Red Carpet at TIFF

Behind the Red Carpet at TIFF

Photo credit: TIFF/Jeremy Chan One of the wonderful aspects of being accredited at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the access to red carpet events. The stars get dropped off, take some pictures, sign autographs for adoring fans, and then their publicists usher them through a press [...]

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Q+A with Co-Head of TIFF, Cameron Bailey

Q+A with Co-Head of TIFF, Cameron Bailey

Photo credit: TIFF The Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner as it starts next Thursday, September 5th. Once again, Ottawa Life Magazine will be front and centre, bringing you coverage from the festival as we look forward to reviewing the movies that are expected to make waves [...]

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SummerSlam brings the heat

SummerSlam brings the heat

Photo: Becky Lynch (credit: WWE) My name is Keith….and I’m kind of a ‘Big Kid’. I mean that has to be my explanation. How else do you account for me ‘fan-boying’ this past weekend in Toronto at all of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) events I attended? [...]

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SummerSlam returns to Toronto this weekend

SummerSlam returns to Toronto this weekend

Photo Credit: WWE There are many signs of summer. The nicer weather, picnics, drive-ins and if you are a fan of wrestling, SummerSlam has to come to mind. The second biggest World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event of the year takes place this weekend in Toronto and will be contested under the [...]

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Film review: The Art of Self-Defense

Film review: The Art of Self-Defense

Synopsis: A man is attacked at random on the street. He enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself. Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots Director: Riley Stearns

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